As the conversation progressed toward him during Moreno’s post-fight interview with Joe Rogan in the cage, broadcast cameras moved to Figueiredo, who immediately made his way down the corridor toward the gap in the safety barriers.
While UFC security staff initially intervened, an impromptu green light was given to allow Figueiredo to enter the cage. At first, the facial face had a taste of stinging and severity. Security, committee officials, and combat operations workers filled the cage in case things got out of hand, but there was no need. Moreno chose to crush the beef on the spot and the two shook hands.
At a press conference after the fight UFC 277, White admitted that he guessed the decision to allow the fight. Although things did not go horribly, he did not feel satisfied with the situation.
“It was a thing at the moment,” White told MMA Junkie and other reporters at a post-fight press conference. Then, when he got up there, I was like, ‘Okay, that was rude. “This kid was having his moment with Figueiredo standing up to him. It happened. It wasn’t awful. We didn’t mean to disrespect Moreno, but it was pretty disrespectful.”
A fourth fight between Figueiredo and Moreno appears to be in the cards, despite some grumbling about the former potentially moving up to 135 pounds. Figueiredo is the champion and Moreno won the provisional title on Saturday with a TKO of Kai-Kara France.
“(We can book it) 10 times,” White said. “It’s one of those unique and scary deals where who wouldn’t want to see the fight again? I’m the worst with that shit. I hate that stuff. If you have a guy who gets to 2-1 or whatever, you never need to see that fight again.” Other—never. But this is just one of those weird things where you can.”
The streak of life between Figueiredo and Moreno is currently at 1-1-1. The first fight was a draw. Moreno won the second meeting by submission, before Figueiredo won by unanimous decision at UFC 270 in January. There is no current schedule for the quartet match.